MINK Collegiate Baseball League

M.I.N.K Collegiate Summer Baseball League

M.I.N.K. League mourns the passing of league president Jeff Post

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 11, 2019
Nevada, MO - M.I.N.K. League president Jeff Post passed away Thursday morning. He had served as the league president for the last five years. 

"Jeff was a very big part of the league," M.I.N.K. Commissioner Ron Rodriguez said. "He will be sorely missed. He was a great leader for the league during his tenure and leaves some big shoes to fill."

Post was a board member and former general manager of the Nevada Griffons—as part of the Jayhawk League and when the Griffons came into the M.I.N.K. league in 2009. 

He was very active with baseball even outside of the league—volunteering locally in Nevada with Little League Baseball. Post was also involved with the Nevada Little League Football, Nevada Dirt Dawgs Girls Softball, and the Nevada Lions Club. 

Outside of sports, he ran the daily operations for Morrison-Post Insurance Agency, Inc. in Nevada—which he worked closely with his father (John) and then later his mother (Ronda) and wife (Gail).

Post graduated high school from Nevada R-5 in 1980 and then graduated college from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Mo with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. 

Post is survived by his wife, Gail; his son Kevin and his wife Sarah; four grandchildren, Emilie, Kalen, Colton and Makenzie; mother, Ronda Post; his mother-in-law, Catherine Round; brother, J.L. Post; foreign exchange brother, Tor Skeie and his wife Hronn and their children, Marius, Marlin and Marita of Norway; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father, Linden; and his father-in-law, Gene Round. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the First Christian Church in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church or Nevada Griffons Baseball in c/o Ferry Funeral Home. 


M.I.N.K. League Commissioner Steinkamp Retires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.— The M.I.N.K League will have a new commissioner for the 2019 season as Bob Steinkamp has announced he is retiring.
"He was one of the founders of the league," Ron Rodriguez said. "The league as we know it started in the mid-90s and he was a very big part of the league at that time. He has a lot of connections throughout college baseball."

Steinkamp was inducted into the NBC Hall of Fame in 2013, managed the Beatrice Bruins for 40 years and a scout for the Seattle Mariners.

Even when Steinkamp took over as the league manager and no longer managed the Bruins, he helped teams around the M.I.N.K.

"The league owes a lot to Bob to where it's at right now," Rodriguez said. "Bob did a lot for the league."

With Steinkamp's retirement, the league has voted longtime umpire Ron Rodriguez to be the next commissioner.

"I'm very excited about the league," Rodriguez said. "We have a lot of solid foundations already set and I can't wait to get the season started."

The rest of the M.I.N.K. League officers are Jeff Post (Griffons)- President; Ky Turner (Mustangs)- Vice-President; Edwina Rains (Outlaws)- Secretary/Treasure.

Jeff Post
M.I.N.K. President

2019 M.I.N.K League Schedule Is Set

The 2019 MINK League season is quickly approaching. The schedule for the 2019 MINK Leauge season has been set and is now available by visiting the MINK League schedule page.

The 2019 MINK League season kicks off on Friday, May 31st with the Clarinda A's traveling to St. Joseph Mustangs and the Ozark Generals hosting the Jefferson City Renegades. All MINK League teams are in action with a full slate of games scheduled on Saturday, June 1st.

The 2019 MINK League All-Star game returns to St. Joseph on June 26th, with the MINK League playoffs scheduled to begin on July 23rd.

 

2018 MINK League
Player of the Year

 

2018 MINK League
Pitcher of the Year

 

2018 MINK League
Champions

 
North Division
Team
W
L
PCT
GB
#Sedalia Bombers
26
16
.619
-
*St. Joseph Mustangs
20
22
.476
6
*Clarinda A's
20
22
.476
6
Chillicothe Mudcats
15
25
.375
10
South Division
Team
W
L
PCT
GB
#Ozark Generals
25
16
.610
-
*Nevada Griffons
24
17
.585
1
*Jeff City Renegades
19
23
.452
6.5
Joplin Outlaws
16
26
.381
9.5
Updated July 25, 2018
# - Division Regular Season Champion
* - Wild Card Playoff Team

You can follow all the MINK League action this summer several ways. There will be regular league updates here on the website, you can follow the games and get updated stats, scores and standings on the MINK League page of Pointstreak or we will be posting scores, scheduling information and other MINK news on the MINK League Facebook page.

Get out and support your local MINK Baseball League team this summer. It's great affordable fun for the whole family.

The MINK Baseball League is a summer collegiate baseball league with eight teams throughout Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska & Kansas.

The MINK Baseball League provides a venue for college players who wish to develop their skills playing in an environment of increased competition and prepare for entering the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

All MINK Baseball League players are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility. Each team is operated in a similar to a professional minor league baseball team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wood bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing an intense summer league schedule.

2017 MINK Collegiate Baseball League Teams
Chillicothe MO Mudcats, Clarinda IA A's, Jefferson City MO Renegades, Joplin MO Outlaws, Nevada MO Griffons, Ozark MO Generals, Sedalia MO Bombers, St. Joseph MO Mustangs

The M.I.N.K. League promotes good sportsmanship by athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, degrading comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from any M.I.N.K. League stadium. Thank you for your support of the M.I.N.K. League.